US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan.
The US yesterday (May 14) urged Saudi Arabia and its Gulf neighbours to unite in confronting common threats such as Iran, a report said.
"The most pressing security challenges threaten this region - and they demand a collecti
A new annual ministerial defence conference involving the US and Gulf countries was proposed by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Manama Dialogue yesterday (December 7).
He revealed the plan as he outlined America's glob
The US would only take action on Syria in concert with the international community and with legal justification in response to the alleged chemical weapons attacks in Damascus, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Monday.
The United States still plans to hold a major military exercise called Bright Star in Egypt in mid-September, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday, even after the Egyptian military's toppling of the president and the violence t
The US is rethinking its opposition to arming the Syrian rebels, President Barack Obama's defense chief said on Thursday, even as Obama himself signaled that no decision to deepen U.S. involvement in the conflict was imminent.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday a $10 billion arms deal under discussion with Washington's Arab and Israeli allies sent a "very clear signal" to Tehran the military option remains on the table over its nuclear progr